Past Shows

May 9-11, 2019, 8:00pm
BEST OF WORDS AND MUSIC

Celebrating 20 years of words and music. Scenes from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing are presented alongside music by Erich Korngold; Ophelia’s Mad Scene from Hamlet is paired with Heggie’s lieder for soprano. Richard Greenblatt and Reza Jacobs perform excerpts from the smash hit 2 Pianos 4 Hands, Margaret Atwood’s series of poems Thriller Suite is set to original music, and Martha Burns, Gregory Hoskins, Rick Roberts give performances that blur the lines between poetry, music and theatre.

Location

Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto

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PROGRAM

A History of Western Music: Chapter 29
August Kleinzhaler
Andrew Burashko, reader

I Thought About You
Johnny Mercer
Gregory Hoskins, singer


Thriller Suite
Poetry by Margaret Atwood, original music by Dan Parr
Kristen Thomson, reader


Scene from Fire
Written by David S. Young and Paul Ledoux
Rick Roberts, actor
Mike Ross, actor


Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia
Jake Heggie
i. Ophelia's Song
ii. Women have loved before
iii. Not in a silver casket
iv. Spring
Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

Hamlet
Act 4, Scene 5
Natasha Mumba, actor
Ravi Jain, director


INTERMISSION

Sonata Erotica
Erwin Schulhoff
Martha Burns, vocalist


Excerpt from 2 Pianos 4 Hands
Written by Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt
Reza Jacobs, actor
Richard Greenblatt, actor


Much Ado About Nothing
William Shakespeare
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 4, Scene 5
Act 5, Scene 2
Martha Burns, actor
Paul Gross, actor

Much Ado About Nothing
Erich Korngold
i. Maiden in the Bridal Chamber
ii. March of the Watch (Dogberry and Verges)
iii. Garden Scene
iv. Hornpipe
Yolanda Bruno, violin
Andrew Burashko, piano


CREATIVE TEAM

Arwen MacDonell, production manager

Arun Srinivasan, lighting designer

PERFORMERS

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

Yolanda Bruno, violin

Andrew Burashko, piano

Martha Burns, actor

Mary-Katherine Finch, cello

Paul Gross, actor

Richard Greenblatt, actor

Gregory Hoskins, singer

Reza Jacobs, actor

Peter Lutek, saxophone

Natasha Mumba, actor

Rob Piltch, guitar

Joseph Phillips, bass

Rick Roberts, actor

Mike Ross, actor

Kristen Thomson, actor

Tony Zorzi, guitar



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